Should Lawyers Use AI for Briefs?


Written by Kate Rattray

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of AI—and the risks. With a New York federal judge recently sanctioning two lawyers for using AI to write an inaccurate legal brief, we’ve received yet another sobering reminder that AI does not come without complications and is not a substitute for a lawyer’s wisdom.

What’s more, a Texas judge recently issued a Mandatory Certification Regarding Generative Artificial Intelligence directive requiring all lawyers who appear before him to certify that any portion of a filing generated by artificial intelligence has been checked for accuracy by a human being.

Below, we’ll dive into these related stories and provide our thoughts on using AI for briefs.